MORRIS TWP. – The Roxbury ice hockey team won the school’s first Halvorsen Cup today, beating Madison, the top seed of the division, on the ice at Mennen Arena.

The Gaels’ 2-1 victory reflected tenacity, not only in the team’s victory over Madison but also its comeback from a season that got off to a rough start. The win brought Roxbury’s record to 14-8-3.

The Gaels’ defense shut down the Dodgers completely in the first two periods. Goaltender A.J. Pisani had 20 saves by the time the game was over.

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Roxbury’s two goals were scored by Nick Zaragoza and Brendan Sanderson while Madison’s Charlie Cleaves found the net in the third period.

The Gaels will play Middletown South on Monday in a Public B state tournament game.